Septic arthritis in childhood

Caksen H., Öztürk M., Uzum K., Yuksel S., Ustunbas H., Per H.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.42, no.5, pp.534-540, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1442-200x.2000.01267.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.534-540
  • Keywords: osteomyelitis, retrospective study, septic arthritis, Staphylococcus aureus, OSTEOMYELITIS, CHILDREN, ETIOLOGY
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The purpose of the present study was to determine whether there was a difference between septic arthritis (SA) combined with osteomyelitis and SA alone with regard to clinical and laboratory findings, such as symptoms on admission, age, sex, joint involvement and isolated micro-organisms, and a relationship between age and joint involvement in SA. In addition, we also aimed to determine the prognostic factors in SA.